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Agricultural operations and agri-businesses hoping to leverage the use drones need to brand these so-called Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) before skeptics of the technology do it for them, former U.S. Grains Council CEO Thomas Dorr said Tuesday during
The Waterways Council Inc. (WCI) and the American Waterways Operators (AWO) discussed their 2014 legislative priorities Tuesday, largely focusing on congressional passage of water resources development legislation that would improve
Legislation that would allow siting wind and solar energy projects on small portions of plots designated as preserved farmland moved through the Maryland House of Delegates this week and is now headed to the state Senate, where the chances for passage appear to be
WASHINGTON, March 17, 2014 -Rep. Vance McAllister, a Republican representing the Fifth District of Louisiana, joined the House Agriculture Committee. McAllister is a small business owner who is serving his first term in the U.S. House of Representatives.
WASHINGTON, March 17 - According to data from the American Farm Bureau Federation, in 1940, the average U.S. farmer fed 19 people. The number of people fed by our nation's farmers has steadily risen over the years, and now the average American farmer feeds nearly
James Moll produced "Farmland", a documentary about six farmers and ranchers from across the United States. The funding for the film came from the U.S. Farmers and Ranchers Alliance but Moll says he had complete editorial control. The film had its debut on Thursday, April 14 at the Tribeca Film Festival in New York City. Five of the farmers featured in the film attended the gala event.
Moll is a very high profile film maker for this type of project. He has academy award credits to his name but says he had never been on a farm until he produced "Farmland". His point of view remains understated as he says he wanted the farmers to speak for themselves and tell about their industry and affection for their livelihood and lifestyle.